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By Marc Higginson and Adam Williams

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye

    So, the time has come to close down this live text. Let's just say it's been emotional... from an England perspective at least.

    Thanks, as ever, for your company and contributions. We'll be back later today at 22:00 GMT for Pakistan against West Indies. See you then.

  2. Post update

    No surprise that England have drifted out to odds of 20-1 to lift the World Cup now. I expected those odds to be bigger, mind. New Zealand? They are 3-1, but only third favourites behind Australia and South Africa. The Kiwis are no longer dark horses.

  3. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor tweets: Now that's a great win @BLACKCAPS . Big congrats to Tim and Baz. Amazing by both of them.

    Ireland batsman Ed Joyce: One of the best spells of swing bowling you'll ever see from Southee #CWC15 and pretty handy from McCullum!

  4. The grim statistics

    Eoin Morgan
  5. Cyclone in Brisbane

    And here's Saturday's forecast for Brisbane. It'll be nicer in Bury, by the looks of it.

    Brisbane weather
  6. Post update

    Chris raises a very good point there. That cyclone affecting the Queensland area could see the game between Australia and Bangladesh washed out. That would mean Bangladesh possibly gaining an unexpected point in Pool A, further hampering England's chances of progression.

  7. Email

    Chris: Hideously inclement weather here in this part of Queensland meant a short day at work. I picked up a few beers on the way home then settled down to watch England. I've seen some rubbish from them over the years but that was surely the mother of all nadirs. Embarrassing.

  8. The new table

    Here's the updated standings in Pool A - and it makes grim reading for England.

    Pool A table

    You could call their match against Scotland on Sunday evening a real World Cup four-pointer.

  9. 'We can still reach quarters'

    More from England captain Eoin Morgan, speaking to Sky Sports: "I think the basics of our plans and our thinking is there, it's just about having a good enough skill level to execute them.

    "We intend to go about putting it right by getting a win in and putting in a performance against Scotland.

    "Our first goal is to get to the quarter-finals and we can still do that."

  10. 'No positives'

    England captain Eoin Morgan, speaking to Sky Sports: "It's a very disappointing day. Considering we've lost our two opening games now, we did say they were going to be hard, but I'd have expected a bit more from us.

    "We were outperformed. A lot of credit has to go to New Zealand - they bowled very well and again outperformed us.

    "There are no positives to take from today, which is probably the most disappointing thing.

    "But we have to go back to getting the basics right in order to get any momentum in this tournament."

  11. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Andrew Buckingham: How many runs would New Zealand have got if they had batted first? 400, 450 even? It could have been even worse for England.

    Anil Hanagud: Pakistan in 92 had a bad start too; don't worry; England might pick themselves up and then may go on to win the WC.

  12. Circle the wagons

    Here's a wagon wheel of Brendon McCullum's innings, which contained eight fours and seven sixes. Brutal.

    Brendon McCullum wagon wheel
  13. Post update

    Tim Southee's 7-33 were the best one-day figures by a New Zealander. Then the real carnage began.

    Brendon McCullum walloped the fastest World Cup fifty in history - beating his own record with this 18-ball knock - on his way to recording 77 off 25 balls. Steven Finn copped the worst punishment with his two overs costing 49 runs. The end was never far away following that, as Geoffrey Boycott put it, "murderous assault".

  14. Post update

    To offer you a bit more information on the damning end result, England collapsed from 104-3 to 123 all out once captain Eoin Morgan (17) was dismissed by Adam Milne's superb catch at long-on.

    Joe Root, who top-scored with 46, could only watch on in sheer disbelief as the wicket tumbled at the other end. Tim Southee was bowling fast, full and straight. Throw in a hint of movement - just a hint - and England couldn't cope.

  15. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Paul Collins: NZ were brilliant but England will try to fully use that to excuse own performance. Got their head in the sand. Just rubbish

    Michael Gillon: England deserve what they get. Bring back KP as captain, Morgan out, Finn out, Ballance out, Hales in. Jordan in.

    Keith Lawton: Went to sleep at 53/3 wake up three hours later and we've lost! Pathetic and embarrassing.

  16. Final scorecard

    New Zealand 125-2 (12.2 overs) - target 124

    Batsmen: Williamson 9*, Taylor 5*

    Fall of wickets: 105-1 (McCullum 77), 112-2 (Guptill 22)

    Bowling figures: Anderson 5-0-37-0, Broad 2.2-0-27-0, Finn 2-0-49-0, Woakes 3-1-8-2.

    England 123 (33.2): Root 46, Southee 7-33

    England won toss

    Full scorecard

  17. What's happening in the cricket?

    The 6am alarm clock has just gone off. First job of the day... check in on the cricket.

    I'm sorry everyone, but I have bad news. There is no cricket. It's all over. Finished. Kaput.

    England were bowled out for 123. New Zealand knocked them off in 12.2 overs. Trounced.

    Full report here, if you dare read the grisly tale.

  18. What next?

    What next for England? A tricky banana skin of a game against Scotland in Christchurch on Sunday evening (22:00 GMT). Then they play Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.

  19. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Sudip Bhaduri: Embarrassment! Coach and selectors deluded when they say we can shock anyone in this World Cup! You've shocked us! Shocking.

    Giles H Newton: I wake up early to watch some cricket and New Zealand need 12 to win. England shambles. Back to sleep.

  20. Email

    Rich Hughes in Tamworth: That has got to be the worst ever performance from any cricket team.

    On that showing Scotland will beat us easily.

    Fancy making a comeback, Geoff Boycott?

  21. 'This could all blow over'

    More from Eoin Morgan, speaking to Test Match Special: "Moving forward, it's certainly early in the tournament. If we win our next two or three games, this all blows over.

    "It's difficult to take on a personal front, but I'll take it and move on.

    "I've always said that it would be a tough ask in the first two games, but given where we want to be in the quarter-finals as our first target, it's still at the forefront of our minds.

    "Given the way New Zealand performed as a bowling unit, the boys can put their hands up today and say we were outplayed."

    Eoin Morgan shakes hands at full-time
  22. Post update

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "Batting-wise, this was worse than against Australia. We had three batsmen getting out to yorkers to a medium-fast bowler and they were playing it to the wrong line. Morgan lobs one to the outfield with plenty of overs to go. We're yet to see if the death bowling has improved as the game didn't get that far."

  23. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Nick Wall: I understand that a captain has to stand up for his team but that interview by Eoin Morgan is just baffling.

    Sam Olsen: That's simply the worst England display I've ever seen, and I've seen a few. Moores must go. I mean, what just happened? Incredible.

    Ian Murdey: What an anti-climactic finish ruined by a stupidly placed lunch interval.

  24. 'Tough to take'

    England captain Eoin Morgan on Test Match Special: "To be honest, winning the toss in what I thought were batting-friendly conditions, it was pretty hard to take after 15 overs when the ball swung for so long and New Zealand kept taking wickets. After I was out, the ball continued to swing and with the expectation to get 270, it was quite difficult to cope with.

    "The bowling unit is the best we've come across in this hemisphere since January and being that we've faced Australia, that's quite a compliment. They've performed out of their skin against us and that's quite tough to take."

  25. 'Incredible performance'

    New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum: "It was an incredible performance. We wanted to bat first too and it shows the ability of our bowlers to get swing through the air.

    "We have got some guys on the sidelines too, so we're lucky we've got this strength in depth. The crowd were amazing and the guys enjoyed playing in front of a big crowd. We've had a huge first week in the tournament and now we can regroup.

    "I might have a quiet beer in the changing room now."

  26. Post update

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "There was opportunity of a good pitch and we folded. If we're going to make a fist of this tournament, I want to be able to say 'well done England'. But, how do I say something praise-worthy about that or the Australia game? I can't lie about it. Stop telling us that everything's alright, because it isn't."

  27. 'We need a win'

    England captain Eoin Morgan: "I thought New Zealand bowled really well. Conditions suited them - it swung throughout our innings which was unexpected. Credit to them, they built pressure. Our first two games were always going to be tough, we need a win as soon as possible now. In terms of form, having some time at the wicket helped me today. Batting in those conditions and trying to get 270 plus was tough."

  28. Post update

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "Morgan's shot was poor. He'd just got in and got a partnership going and then he tried to hit the spinner over the top into the outback and he just lobbed a catch up. There was so much time still left in the innings and it was unnecessary."

  29. Post update

    Geoffrey's coming off his long run for this analysis...

  30. Post update

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "If I was captain, I'd try not to get in the position where I have to answer these questions. It's up to me as a leader to make sure I don't get in those positions. I'd like to hear Eoin Morgan put his hand up and tell us how they could all get out for that score on that pitch."

  31. Player reaction

    Man of the match Tim Southee, who took 7-33: "We've bowled well as a group for some time and that was one of those days where it all clicked. It's a pretty good performance.

    "We set the tone from the start after losing the toss and the way Brendon played just shows the confidence around the group at the moment.

    "It swung around even with the old ball. We've played some good cricket in the first two games and today was even more convincing. It's a team game and it's just another good bowling performance. You always want to get better and improve your game somehow, so there's always work to be done."

    Tim Southee receives award
  32. Final scorecard

    New Zealand beat England by eight wickets

    England 123 (33.2): Root 46, Southee 7-33

    NZ 125-2 (12.2 overs): McCullum 77

    Fall of wickets: 105-1 (McCullum 77), 112-2 (Guptill 22); Not out batsmen: Williamson 9*, Taylor 5*

    Bowling figures: Anderson 5-0-37-0, Broad 2.2-0-27-0, Finn 2-0-49-0, Woakes 3-1-8-2

    England won toss

    Full scorecard

  33. Player reaction

    New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum: "It's a great win. While England have probably struggled of late, we knew we'd have to keep them quiet.

    "Tim's was one of the best spells of bowling I've seen for a long time. Tim's been leading our group for a long time and, with Trent Boult, he got the ball swinging a huge amount. To win by that sort of margin, it's bizarre really. We've earned ourselves a good break after a great first week of the tournament."

  34. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Chris Chapman in Taupo, New Zealand: Not fun living in NZ at times like this and working with a couple of cricket fans. Fearful of the 'minnows now. The associate teams will smell blood...

  35. Man of the match

    New Zealand's Tim Southee is named man of the match after taking 7-33: "A packed house was pretty special to come out in front of. We've been bowling well as a group for a long time and today was one of those moments when it all went well for us. Our coach, Shane Bond, does a lot of work behind the scenes and puts confidence into us. We've got some time off to rest now after three games in a week."

  36. Post update

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "We haven't had half a game yet as we haven't had 50 overs yet. This has been a murderous assault by McCullum after some excellent bowling by Southee and this will not put England supporters in good heart going down to Christchurch to play Scotland."

  37. 'Murderous assault' - Boycott

    Brendon McCullum's 77 from 25 balls in numbers
  38. Post update

    Here's a graphic to bring tears to the eyes of every England bowler...

  39. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Coldownunder: What time does the beer match start? Do we still reverse batting orders? Will anyone notice with England?

  40. Post update

    So, New Zealand overhaul England's 123 with eight wickets and 226 balls to spare. They've wrapped it up before the floodlights have been turned on.

  41. New Zealand win by eight wickets

    The New Zealand party can begin. For England, this is going to be one painful inquest.

    The hosts' victory comes up when Stuart Broad's bouncer goes for four wides. Sums it up really.

  42. Email

    Brian Gofton from Fife: I am flying out to Christchurch from Glasgow later today to see England vs Scotland. Could be a real hum-dinger of a match. Do Scotland have a chance?

  43. NZ 119-2 (target 124)

    A collector's item. England send down a maiden over. Chris Woakes keeps Kane Williamson quiet. For now.

  44. Post update

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "Since England changed coach and managing director, they've had all last summer and last winter to get ready for this World Cup. All that time to get some clear thinking about which batsmen work in which positions."

  45. NZ 119-2 (target 124)

    There's a sense of inevitability about everything. The large crowd, which had been whipped into a carnival mood by Tim Southee and Brendon McCullum, has been halved and the impromptu lunch break has taken the edge off their jovial manner. Those who remain sit in the late afternoon sun, waiting for New Zealand to finish England off. Three from the over leave five needed for victory.

  46. Email

    Dougal McLachlan: What do you think Alistair Cook is thinking? He might have dodged several hundred bullets with his sacking…

  47. NZ 116-2 (target 124)

    Jonathan Agnew believes this is the most one-sided international match he has ever seen. Do you agree? Ross Taylor joins Kane Williamson at the crease and he gets off the mark with a clip for four through the leg side.

  48. Email

    Duncan Chandler: C'mon New Zealand! Wife going into labour this minute; need this match to be over ASAP so my newborn is not alive to see such a total calamity!

  49. WICKET

    Guptill b Woakes 22 (NZ 112-2)

    It's all a little late, but that is a decent delivery from Chris Woakes. He gets one to jag back into Martin Guptill and it takes the top of off.


    Chris Woakes celebrates
  50. Post update

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "When you get a pitch like this, your object is to bat as well as you can and put the pressure on the team under lights and try and get up to 300 if you can. Everything was set up for England, they had conviction in their selection and then it happened. Well, nothing happened really. There was the tiniest bit of shape from Southee and he got them playing the wrong shots, they got out in all sorts of ways and then it was mayhem."

  51. Post update

    The ground is half full now, with many spectators leaving to crack on with their Friday evening. Let's play.

    England's players come out to bat
  52. Scorecard

    New Zealand 112-1 (9 overs) - target 124

    Batsmen: Guptill 22*, Williamson 4*

    Fall of wicket: 105-1 (McCullum 77)

    Bowling figures: Anderson 5-0-37-0, Broad 1-0-18-0, Finn 2-0-49-0, Woakes 1-0-4-1

    England 123 (33.2): Root 46, Southee 7-33

    England won toss

    Full scorecard

  53. Post update

    Now it's time to put this one to bed. We're almost set for the resumption with New Zealand needing 12 to win from 41 overs...

  54. Post update

    Jonathan Agnew

    BBC Test Match Special

    "Scratching my head, but reckon this must be the most one sided international cricket match I've seen…"

  55. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Sussex and England all-rounder Luke Wright on Twitter: Love the way McCullum goes about it! Attack first, putting all bowlers under huge pressure. Always looking for boundaries not survive. #gun

    Brendon McCullum
  56. Post update

    The New Zealand men are only following in the footsteps of their women's team today. The Kiwis beat England Women by six wickets to level the T20 series at 1-1 with one to play earlier. Read the full report here.

  57. Email

    Colin Levis in Thailand: Perhaps over lunch someone will tell NZ this is not a Twenty20 game.

  58. Moores under pressure?

    There's a few people looking in Peter Moores' direction at the moment, one of them being Paul Collingwood.

    Collingwood is now part of the Scotland coaching team and speaking before this game against New Zealand, he suggested Moores could come under pressure if bad results continue.

    "In the industry we are in, it comes down to results," said Collingwood. "Things will have to change around quickly if he doesn't want the pressure on his shoulders.

    "If you are a batsman who doesn't put runs on the board, or a bowler who doesn't take wickets, you get dropped and it's exactly the same with a coach. If you don't get results, people will be looking at your job."

  59. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Hugh in France: So I thought: set the alarm a bit earlier and watch some cricket before work. 1st ball = England's last. Then 30 mins of mayhem. One saving grace: no one understands, follows or reports on cricket in France. So no post-mortems. Thank you L'Equipe.

  60. Email

    Carl Parkin in Scunthorpe: Why are England not capable of picking a team to deal with the opposition?

    Everyone knows that Brendon McCullum is free scoring off balls with pace, yet our attack we put on the field has no variation. Where are the medium paced bowlers who bowl a "heavy" ball?

    Peter Moores was a disaster last time he was in charge, and he is proving that he is still as bad now. Where are our free scoring batsmen who have that special ability to take the attack to the opposition? Yes that's right, we sacked him from the team because he couldn't get along with Alastair Cook and Peter Moores.

  61. Post update

    I don't blame anyone for not sticking around to witness 12 runs, but I do feel sorry for New Zealand. They will complete perhaps their finest ever ODI victory in front of a half-empty stadium.

  62. 'Come on, let's go'

    Commentator Bryan Waddle: Crowd voting with their feet - tea break.

  63. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Jay: Time for the England management to declare that this was always going to be a learning experience to prepare for the future?

    Taggy Elliott: Why did we bother coming to this World Cup? It's boys vs men...

  64. A sorry tale

    Andrew Samson

    BBC Test Match Special statistician

    "England have lost four one-day internationals by 10 wickets and seven others by 9 wickets. The fewest overs to reach a target against England is 12.2 overs (Aus 118-0 at Sydney in 2003). The fewest overs to reach any target over 100 in any ODI is 12 by South Africa v Bangladesh at Potchefstroom in 2003.

    "The most expensive figures in ODIs with a minimum of two overs is 21.33 runs per over (3-0-64-0) by Ravi Rampaul WI v NZ at Queenstown 2014. So, Finn will beat that if he doesn't bowl again."

  65. Super Southee

    Tim Southee ODI record figures
  66. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Sakriya: No Tests for Ireland, 10-team future World Cups, 45-minute break when the match would be over in 10. Why is common sense hard?

  67. Post update

    Jeremy Coney

    Ex-New Zealand captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "It's been such a one-sided contest. Someone asked me on a preview what type of match it was going to be and I thought it would be nervy. Underestimate England at your peril, they'll be some danger men in their side. I didn't realise they'd lost so much confidence with the bat until I saw them today."

  68. Post update

    Right then. If you're just waking up... firstly, what you doing up at this time? Secondly, you have missed a seriously good display from New Zealand. There are no adjectives suitable to sum up England.

    England collapsed from 104-3 to 123 all out in the face of some fine fast bowling from Tim Southee who took 7-33. His secret? He bowled full, fast and found some devastating late swing. Joe Root top-scored with 46.

    New Zealand then blitzed England. Brendon McCullum smashed the fastest World Cup fifty on his way to 77 off 25 balls. New Zealand are 12 runs from a famous victory.

  69. Scorecard update

    New Zealand 112-1 (9 overs) - target 124

    Batsmen: Guptill 22*, Williamson 4*

    Fall of wickets: 105-1 (McCullum 77)

    Bowling figures: Anderson 5-0-37-0, Broad 1-0-18-0, Finn 2-0-49-0, Woakes 1-0-4-1

    England 123 (33.2): Root 46, Southee 7-33

    England won toss

    Full scorecard

  70. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Leon Redding: I'm done for the night, can't listen to us getting crushed any longer! Thanks Geoffrey Boycott for making it worth listening to

    Nick Wall: That was worth setting the alarm for. Ironically received email from Oval this week. £90 for 1 day intl. ticket.

    Martin Niro: That's what is so disheartening - England can't even hit one boundary and McCullum just hits millions of them in his first over...

  71. Post update

    The crowd booed when the players trooped off for that break. The umpires are sticking to the rules, but what's the point? It's wasting everyone's time - the players, fans and officials.

    The players walk off
  72. Post update

    So, England have 45 minutes to sit awkwardly alongside each other. Eyes to the floor, heads in hands and defended by silence.

  73. Lunch

    NZ 112-1 (need 12 runs to win)

    It's perhaps a small victory for James Anderson that he's not been hit out of the attack. His economy rate of 7.4 is 17 runs lower than Finn's and almost 11 lower than Broad's. Just three from the over. And New Zealand walk off for lunch with just 12 needed to win. Where is the common sense?

  74. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Surrey and England bowler Chris Tremlett on Twitter: This is painful to watch

  75. NZ 109-1 (target 124)

    A bit less brutal, but the end result is the same. Kane Williamson walks to the crease and straight-drives Chris Woakes for four. The technically-correct Williamson has more than 6,000 international runs at the age of 24. He's good.

  76. Post update

    Jonathan Agnew

    BBC Test Match Special

    "What an innings. He scored 77 from 25 balls. He hit eight fours and seven sixes. It's the fastest 50 in World Cup history. It's an innings that nobody here will ever forget. There's nothing else left to say about it."

  77. WICKET

    McCullum b Woakes 77 (NZ 105-1)

    We can still do this, folks!

    It's so painful we have to resort to such dark humour as Brendon McCullum marches off having been bowled by a slow full toss. The damage has been done though: 77 runs, 25 balls, eight fours, seven sixes.

    Brendon McCullum is bowled out
  78. Umpire review

    Chris Woakes bowls Brendon McCullum with a full toss. But the umpires check to see if the ball was above waist-height...

  79. NZ 105-0 (McCullum 77 off 24 balls)

    There's a brief delay while Eoin Morgan, Stuart Broad and James Anderson have a quick chat on how to bowl to B-Mac. Too late now, lads. Their conclusion? A slow full toss. The result? Four through square leg. Before a dot ball in this seventh over, McCullum had a strike-rate of 420. What a player the short, muscular bat-wielding Kiwi skipper is.

    James Anderson talks with Eoin Morgan
  80. Email

    John Nicholson: Do not try and put air of decency on this - England should all be on a plane home before the sun sets and the complete management and selectors sacked before they land. This is nothing but a embarrassment on a scale I didn't think possible.

  81. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    The Daily Mirror's cricket correspondent Dean Wilson on Twitter: Ok now I get it. McCullum is just playing this World Cup to get as many Kiwis a share of the $1 million one-handed crowd catch fund

  82. NZ 96-0 (need 28 more to win)

    Martin Guptill plays a forward defensive to James Anderson. It's significant in this context, let me tell you. The crowd sarcastically boos.

  83. Email

    Josh, Essex to Christchurch: Invited the guys over for BBQ and beers after work at 6pm for the cricket as an Englishman in New Zealand. Not even sure if the cricket will still be on. May as well convert to a Kiwi already!

  84. NZ 96-0 (target 124)

    Whose idea was it to put a brand, spanking new car on the boundary edge when Brendon McCullum was batting? Surely it should have been moved after England had finished their innings? B-Mac does the inevitable and puts a dent in the car with another boundary as he continues to smash Steven Finn all round Wellington. Four sixes in a row. What a truly incredible display of batting. Brutal.

    Brendon McCullum celebrates

    Brendon McCullum

  85. 50 for Brendon McCullum

    The man can do no wrong... Brendon McCullum beats his own World Cup record for the fastest 50 by carving Steven Finn past point for four. He takes 18 balls to reach the landmark, two quicker than his 20-ball assault on Canada in 2007.

    Brendon McCullum hits a six
  86. Post update

    Jonathan Agnew

    BBC Test Match Special

    "England look beaten, battered and bruised. They're just serving up cannon fodder. What an absolute pasting."

  87. NZ 67-0 (target 124)

    There's sarcastic cheers from the jubilant home supporters as England send down a dot ball. The respite is brief though, with Martin Guptill whipping four through mid-wicket and then clipping another boundary down to fine leg.

  88. Post update

    Jonathan Agnew

    BBC Test Match Special

    "We talk about the Duckworth Lewis par score where a team needs to be at the end of an over if it rains. That's currently five."

  89. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Simon Mann

    BBC Test Match Special

    On Twitter: It's taken McCullum 16 balls to score more than any England player. 48no. Stunning hitting.

  90. NZ 57-0 (McCullum 48 off 17 balls)

    Stuart Broad is whipped out of the attack after one over - the cricketing equivalent of a football substitute being replaced himself. This is brutal from New Zealand now... Brendon McCullum cracks Steven Finn over extra cover for a maximum, in the manner of Adam Gilchrist a few years back, then steps back and guides four over the wicketkeeper's head.

    The police might have to step in soon... this is assault. B Mac pulls a half-tracker for another four, then belts another six over extra cover. If he did defend one, he'd only be doing it to take the mickey. That over goes for 20.

    Stuart Broad looks dejected
  91. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Christophe Talbotski: Next line of Arctic Monkeys song for England? "so you don't have to see, so you don't have to see what you've done". Abject.

  92. NZ 37-0 (target 124)

    All of a sudden, the pitch looks a belter. The sun is beating down and New Zealand look like they will make hay. There's a flash of pink from Martin Guptill's coloured gloves as he time and again shuffles in his crease and carves James Anderson through the off side.

    England look like they've been clouted with a heavy object to the back of the head... they just didn't see this coming and are standing around looking dazed and helpless. Ten more from the over - Guptill hitting two boundaries.

  93. Post update

    Daniel McHardy

    BBC Test Match Special

    "It's a scoring binge for McCullum early on. The way he plays, he's going to think about what kind of a statement it will send if they get this score quickly."

  94. Post update

    Stephan Shemilt

    BBC Sport in Wellington

    "It was the Arctic Monkeys who sang 'quick, let's leave before the lights come on'. Brendon McCullum might be a fan of the Sheffield popsters..."

  95. NZ 27-0 (Guptill 7, McCullum 19)

    Brendon McCullum has a table booked for dinner. He's not hanging around... dancing down the track and belting Stuart Broad back down the ground for four, then carving another boundary over point. And another, over extra cover. Sixteen from the over.

  96. NZ 15-0 (target 124)

    So, Stuart Broad is going to bowl from the end where Tim Southee swung the ball round corners. Not James Anderson. Work that one out. Broad's first ball? Smashed for six over point by Brendon McCullum.

  97. NZ 9-0 (Guptill 7, McCullum 1)

    Can James Anderson find the same swing which Tim Southee struck upon? He starts with a wide, and the second one isn't much better. England look flatter than last Tuesday's pancakes. How are New Zealand going to play this? With aggression... Martin Guptill flays the Burnley Express through the covers, then fortuitously edges three down to third man. Off to a flyer.

  98. End-of-innings scorecard

    England 123 all out (33.2 overs) after winning toss

    Fall of wickets: 18-1 (Bell 8), 36-2 (Moeen 20), 57-3 (Ballance 10), 104-4 (Morgan 17), 104-5 (Taylor 0), 108-6 (Buttler 3), 110-7 (Woakes 1), 116-8 (Broad 4), 117-9 (Finn 0), 123 all out (Root 46)

    Bowling figures: Southee 9-0-33-7, Boult 10-2-32-1, Milne 5.2-1-25-1, Vettori 7-0-19-1, Anderson 2-0-8-0

    Full scorecard

  99. Post update

    Jeremy Coney

    Ex-New Zealand captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "If you break down Tim Southee's figures, five overs: 2-20 odd, very good. Then his second spell, four overs, 5-10. So that's the make-up of his two spells and Brendon McCullum is very good at sensing when his bowlers are on top. He takes the risk and he goes for it."

  100. Post update

    Can England redeem themselves? Let's find out. James Anderson has the new ball with Martin Guptill in his immediate sights. Brendon McCullum is the other opener.

  101. Post update

    Bring back Boycs? On a serious note... what can England do to turn this around? They might only have to beat the so-called minnows to reach the quarters, but even that looks difficult when each game is so high-pressured on the back of two trouncings.

  102. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Jamie Bolton: Can't even moan anymore. Southee is on heat with those swinging yorkers. McCullum is the captain we can only dream of.

    Sean Macleod: Here we go again.

  103. Skipper's torrid time

    Eoin Morgan's run drought
  104. Player reaction

    Tim Southee on his career-best figures of 7-33: "It's a bit of a blur at the moment. We're good swing bowlers and even losing the toss, the ball swung around all innings. The ball stayed in reasonable shape all the way through so that's all I can put it down to.

    "We've done half the job, so hopefully we can do the other half."

  105. Post update

    Stephan Shemilt

    BBC Sport in Wellington

    "Like England, I cannot stand the heat, so move to a shaded area. My new seat must be next to an England fan. As I sit, he shakes his head. No words are needed. We both know."

  106. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Rob Porter: NZ clearly are very good but this has been horrible by England. Pathetic

    William Tipler: Mark Ramprakash may want to teach the team about middle and off. No ideas how to deal with the swing. RUBBISH

  107. Post update

    So, just a 10-minute break between innings. New Zealand get to bat before the scheduled lunch break. England have to drag themselves from the dressing room and face the music.

    Grant Elliott
  108. Post update

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "You can't blame Joe Root for trying to get a few shots in with Jimmy Anderson at the other end. He played quite nicely until then, he's knocked ones and twos and taken the odd four. He played sensibly and with controlled, which puts the pitch in to perspective."

  109. WICKET

    Root c Vettori b Milne 46 (England 123 all out)

    What a truly comprehensive performance from New Zealand. Tim Southee is denied the chance to take the first ever World Cup eight wicket haul when Joe Root swivels on a short ball and skies a catch to Daniel Vettori at fine leg. Circumstances dictated that shot.


  110. Eng 119-9

    Are we after the watershed? At the fall of Steven Finn's wicket, Joe Root closed his eyes, looked to the heavens and muttered what I imagine were one or two expletives. Tim Southee is the hero of Wellington... he assumes his fielding position in the outfield and is almost walking on water as the entire crowd stands to salute. He'll never have to buy a pint in this neck of the woods again.

  111. Post update

    Stephan Shemilt

    BBC Sport in Wellington

    "Tim Southee is now only the fourth man to take seven wickets in a World Cup match. Nobody has taken eight."

  112. WICKET

    Finn c Taylor b Southee 0 (Eng 117-9)

    The nightmare in New Zealand. Tim Southee grabs another - his seventh - as another full delivery is edged to Ross Taylor at first slip by Steven Finn. Little blame attached there... the bowling's just too good.


    Steven Finn is bowled out
  113. Eng 116-8 (Boult 10-2-32-1)

    New Zealand are all over England in every respect. Trent Boult comes round the wicket to the right-handed Steven Finn who prods forward and by the time the ball has dropped dead on the square, there's four fielders around him. They are suffocating England with a blanket of supreme fast bowling. Six dots for TB. Finn can do little else.

  114. Eng 116-8 (Southee 8-0-30-6)

    England have now lost five wickets for 12 runs. Some collapse that, even for England's standards. Joe Root is England's last hope now - if he can get on strike, that is.

  115. Post update

    Stephan Shemilt

    BBC Sport in Wellington

    "Tim Southee is only second Kiwi to take a World Cup six-for. The other was Shane Bond against Australia in 2003."

  116. Post update

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "That's a shocker. He's moving to leg side, it's moving in a little bit to him. He's shuffled to leg side somehow, it's got a leading edge and it's looped up to mid-off. I can't say any more than that about it. I want to be fair, but it's been a very poor few balls that. I'm speechless about how he's played."

  117. WICKET

    Broad c Vettori b Southee 4 (Eng 116-8)

    Oh dear. Possibly the worst dismissal of all. Stuart Broad appears to be scared of the ball and Tim Southee knows it. He just bowls fast and at the stumps - like you would to a number 11, not a man who has scored 170-odd in a Test match - and the left-hander scoops a simple catch to Daniel Vettori at mid-off. Deary me.


    Vettori catches
  118. Scorecard update

    England 114-7 (30 overs) after winning toss

    Batsmen: Root 40*, Broad 2*

    Fall of wickets: 18-1 (Bell 8), 36-2 (Moeen 20), 57-3 (Ballance 10), 104-4 (Morgan 17), 104-5 (Taylor 0), 108-6 (Buttler 3) 110-7 (Woakes 1)

    Bowling figures: Southee 7-0-28-5, Boult 9-1-32-1, Milne 5-1-21-0, Vettori 7-0-19-1, Anderson 2-0-8-0

    Full scorecard

  119. Eng 114-7 (Root 40, Broad 2)

    B Mac is going for the jugular now, bringing his other opening bowler Trent Boult back into the attack. Fast, athletic and capable of dangerous inswing to the right-handed batsman - although that has not yet been apparent in this match - he has Stuart Broad hopping all round the crease. The England batsman is backing away from the ball and is almost bowled by one which bounces over his unguarded stumps.

  120. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Graeme Edgar: Not defending England but NZ have been brilliant in this game, what a final NZ vs Aus would make.

    Jake Thorpe: 4 wickets for 7 runs, time to get the super strength absinthe out. 3am Friday morning, what are you doing to me @ECB_cricket

    Garry Mollart: Sorry but Moores isn't the right man for England. I agree with Collingwood that serious questions need to be asked!!

  121. Eng 112-7 (Southee 7-0-28-5)

    Want to know how good this New Zealand attack is? They can afford to leave Mitchell McClenaghan out. I reckon the left-arm quick would get into every other side in this competition. Stuart Broad is the new batsman to the crease. Any good news? Yep, Tim Southee only has three overs left to bowl.

  122. Post update

    Stephan Shemilt

    BBC Sport in Wellington

    "I had a great view of the Adam Milne catch. Sprint round the boundary, full-length dive, fist-pumping Kiwis everywhere. When Taylor was bowled, the song on the PA said "don't you worry child". Seven down now, England should worry. A lot."

  123. Post update

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "He's come slightly wider of the crease, it's ever so slightly different in line and unless you cotton-on to it straight away as a batsmen, you end up playing on the inside of it. That's a beauty of a ball where you get them playing down the Bakerloo and it's on the Piccadilly."

  124. WICKET

    Woakes b Southee 1 (Eng 110-7)

    Joe Root can only watch on from the non-striker's end helpless. Tim Southee is running through England's middle and lower order like a hot knife through butter. He bowls Chris Woakes with another fullish delivery which shapes away. It's carnage out there.


    Tim Southee celebrates
  125. Post update

    Jeremy Coney

    Ex-New Zealand captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "This is really curious how with the new ball, nothing really happened for either Southee or Boult and then around the 20-over mark, Southee has got it moving on a bit of string, doing exactly what he wants."

  126. WICKET

    Buttler c Ronchi b Southee 3 (108-6)

    Tim Southee has England on toast. This is one of the all-time great World Cup spells of fast bowling. He gets one to nip away slightly from Jos Buttler who is wafting his bat and edges behind to Luke Ronchi.


    Jos Buttler looks dejected as Tim Southee celebrates
  127. Eng 108-5 (Root 38, Buttler 3)

    The bespectacled Daniel Vettori wheels away, the sun glistening off his glasses. He races through his over in double-quick time - faster than Peter Kay can run to the chippy in his slippers - and that's adding more pressure on England. Just two singles in the over.

  128. Eng 106-5 (Southee 6-0-25-3)

    Brendon McCullum can do no wrong today. Does he know Saturday's lottery numbers? Tim Southee has the ball on a string as he beats the new batsman Jos Buttler all ends up but this time the ball whistles through to the keeper. Two through mid-wicket gets Buttler off the mark.

  129. Post update

    Jeremy Coney

    Ex-New Zealand captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "Full ball. New man in Taylor, who scored 98 against Australia, but doesn't get a chance to score any today. Just when England looked like trying to impose themselves on New Zealand, bang, bang, two go in quick succession."

  130. WICKET

    Taylor b Southee 0 (Eng 104-5)

    England are in a bit of a pickle now! New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum pulls a masterstroke by bringing Tim Southee back into the attack and the paceman gets a fullish delivery to shape away from James Taylor and smash into the off stump. Jaffa.


    James Taylor is bowled out
  131. Post update

    Jeremy Coney

    Ex-New Zealand captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "Adam Milne was placed at a straight-ish long-on, halfway between the fence and the infield. I thought he was moving too slowly, but he ran to his right, had to accelerate in the last few yards, dived to his right and then had to cushion his elbows to ensure it didn't spill out."

    Adam Milne catches
  132. WICKET

    Morgan c Milne b Vettori 17 (Eng 104-4)

    It never rains, but it pours. England's woefully out of touch skipper Eoin Morgan battles hard for 40 balls then hits Daniel Vettori back over his head where Adam Milne takes a fantastic, diving catch at long-on. Great athleticism - not that Morgan will take much comfort from it.


    Eoin Morgan looks dejected
  133. Eng 102-3 (Root 36, Morgan 16)

    Morgan brings up the England 100 as he clips one off his legs from Corey Anderson. It comes from 147 balls with the second 50 taking five more balls than the first 50 did. A couple of quick singles as the pressure continues to be exerted by this energetic New Zealand side and as we reach the halfway mark, it's time for me to hand you over to Marc Higginson.

  134. Eng 98-3 (run rate 4.08)

    Daniel Vettori switches ends and replaces Milne who has a three-over burst for his second spell. Field is a bit more spread now, but Morgan and Root still finding that gaps are at a premium with just two singles added.

  135. Eng 96-3 (Root 35, Morgan 14)

    All-rounder Corey Anderson replaces Vettori and the crowd at "The Cake Tin" looks like it's building nicely to the anticipated full house we heard about earlier. Morgan gets a welcome boundary as he drives a full and outswinging ball to the cover fence. You can almost see the relief on his face as he gets himself going.

  136. Email

    Ollie, Sheffield: New Zealand's fielding has been exceptional today. Must have saved 20-30 runs already. Their energy is a great blueprint for England and all other ODI sides.

  137. Eng 89-3 (run rate 4.05)

    England look like they're content to hang in there for the time being with ones and twos. Root plays a handsome shot down the ground off Milne and Brendon McCullum pulls off a brilliant chase to the rope to deny him four.

  138. Eng 84-3 (Vettori 4-0-13-0)

    Daniel Vettori the wily task master is weaving some tight overs together here for his captain with his left-arm spin. England can only pick up the ones and twos so far from the spectacled spinner.

  139. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Aashish: Watching the steady drizzle through the windows is more entertaining than this England I hesitate to say performance.

  140. Scorecard update

    England 79-3 (20 overs) after winning toss

    Batsmen: Root 28*, Morgan 5*

    Fall of wickets: 18-1 (Bell 8), 36-2 (Moeen 20), 57-3 (Ballance 10)

    Bowling figures: Southee 5-0-23-2, Boult 7-1-23-1, Milne 4-1-16-0, Vettori 3-0-8-0

    Full scorecard

    Joe Root
  141. Eng 79-3 (Root 28, Morgan 5)

    England have gone more than seven overs without a boundary and just as that graphic disappears from the screens, Root breaks the drought. He top-edges a pull shot fine to the fence for a much-needed four.

  142. Email

    Dean Scheu: Ballance can't play in this ODI side... I hate to say it but bring back Bopara or give Hales a go at three. No good taking up balls and getting out cheap over and over again.

  143. Eng 72-3 (Root 21, Morgan 5)

    England hovering at just under four runs-an-over at the moment. Definitely below where they want to be, but as has been said before, they need to build a partnership here. Vettori concedes just one run from his third over.

  144. Email

    Gillian Foster: Noun. A long, deep audible exhalation expressing sadness, relief, tiredness, or similar. "Despair", that's the one.

  145. Eng 71-3 (Eng won toss)

    Adam Milne is back on and replaces Trent Boult whose opening spell reads 8-1-30-1. Milne gets in very close to the stumps and in to the danger area in his follow through. Rod Tucker appears to give him an early warning to stay off the middle of the pitch. A tidy maiden over from the right-armer as Morgan looks to get his eye in.

  146. Email

    Tom Greening, a Pom in New Zealand: As if being stuck in the office on a Friday afternoon isn't bad enough, this performance from England isn't helping matters so far.

    Gary Ballance
  147. Eng 71-3 (Root 20, Morgan 5)

    Joe Root is trying to get this England innings going by manoeuvring the ball in to gaps. Vettori's an old hand at this though and is giving little away in line or length. New Zealand keeping the pressure on.

  148. Post update

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "Morgan talked in an interview the other day about his form, saying he's got to take it simple. But he's got to apply that to his batting. He's just got to convince himself and move his feet whatever happens."

  149. Eng 67-3 (Root 17, Morgan 4)

    Boult continues and looks like he might bowl his allocation right through. Kane Williamson backs up his catch a couple of overs earlier with a diving stop in the gully to deny Joe Root a run. Daniel Vettori runs around from third man to out off a boundary and there's boundless energy in the field from New Zealand. Brendon McCullum gets in on the act with a sprawling stop of his own at mid-off. Electric stuff.

  150. Post update

    Stephan Shemilt

    BBC Sport in Wellington

    "Brendon McCullum employs six catchers for his mate Eoin Morgan - just what you want when you've managed only two runs in your last four knocks. A couple of balls earlier, McCullum himself came up from mid-off as a seventh."

    New Zealand field for Eoin Morgan
  151. Drinks break

    Eng 60-3 (Root 13, Morgan 1)

    Daniel Vettori is on to bowl, meaning just a short two-over spell for Adam Milne. Morgan, desperate to get off the mark almost gets in trouble as he tries to take a quick single. They turn it down after some hesitation and give New Zealand half a chance of a run out before Morgan turns and gets back in his crease. He's off the mark without alarm next ball thankfully. Time for drinks.

  152. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Andy: 2am & I've worked out what's happening - newborn daughter is wanting a feed each time there's an England wicket.

    Hope you've got enough bottles lined up Andy....

  153. Eng 57-3 (Boult 7-1-23-1)

    So, it's under-pressure captain Eoin Morgan in yet again early in an England innings. He's a man in desperate need of some runs and there's some early shuffling in the crease as he searches for bat on ball. A wicket maiden from Trent Boult.

  154. WICKET

    Ballance c Williamson b Boult 10 (Eng 57-3)

    Oh no. What have I done there? I've cursed it, haven't I? Gary Ballance cue-ends one to short extra cover as he tries to pull a ball from Trent Boult from outside off stump. A bizarre dismissal and another wicket down for England.


    Gary Ballance
  155. Eng 57-2 (Ballance 10, Root 11)

    Class bit of timing from Joe Root for his first boundary with a punched drive through the covers off Adam Milne. Nice bit of strike rotation for the remainder of the over as England look to get a partnership going.

    Joe Root
  156. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Daniel Welch: Having moved to Aus recently, it's lovely to hear the voice of Sir Geoffrey again. Hoping for a better showing from Eng today.

    Jarleth Eaton: Nothing like listening to @bbctms in the middle of the night. Praying for a performance from England tonight.

  157. Eng 51-2 (Ballance 9, Root 6)

    Starting to see a bit of movement of the seam now after some swing in the early overs. Ballance gets in a tangle against Boult this time as he fends at a ball outside off. Tricky phase for England this and you feel they need to hang in there and ensure wickets are kept in hand for later on. Milne shows a great bit of fielding as he chases a ball to the point boundary to save two runs with a slide and a dive. Impressive effort having just bowled the over before. 50 up for England.

  158. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Sam Dixon: "Going on my stag do in 3 hours! Chose watching England over a few hours valuable sleep...awful choice!"

  159. Eng 46-2 (Ballance 5, Root 5)

    The pacey right-armer Adam Milne comes on to bowl in New Zealand's first change. He's continuing his tactic of banging it in to the pitch which we've seen in New Zealand's first two games of this World Cup. Starts with a couple of wides though before a neat delivery which nips away a touch from Gary Ballance.

  160. Email

    Bilal Saleem: I pity English fans - they still have hope for wins. Us poor Pakistanis know we're doomed in every game.

  161. Scorecard update

    England 43-2 (10 overs) after winning toss

    Batsmen: Ballance 5*, Root 4*

    Fall of wickets: 18-1 (Bell 8), 36-2 (Moeen 20)

    Bowling figures: Southee 5-0-23-2, Boult 5-0-18-0

    Full scorecard

    Ian Bell
  162. Eng 43-2 (Ballance 5, Root 4)

    Replays show that shout for leg before from Southee against Ballance in the previous over was out, hitting the top of leg stump. New Zealand couldn't refer it though as they've already used theirs up, ironically against Ballance who survived on "umpire's call". Could that be the luck England need? Another steady over from Boult as the mandatory powerplay comes to an end.

  163. Email

    Pete in the Philippines: Oh dear, another abysmal start to a one day game at what point do England supporters have to walk away from these excuses for a cricket team?

  164. Eng 42-2 (Eng won toss)

    Southee, buoyed by two early wickets to his name, continues to bustle in. There's half an appeal for leg before as Ballance scampers through for a leg bye. More steady stuff here from New Zealand, who'll be delighted with the two breakthroughs after losing the toss.

  165. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Simon Witt: "I don't care how good a ball is, both opening batsmen getting out clean bowled is absolutely pathetic"

    Chris Leach: "It's almost like England don't care how much caffeine I've had, hoping they'd last 50 overs. how very rude of them."

  166. Eng 39-2 (Ballance 5, Root 1)

    Trent Boult gets the ball up to the batsmen full and swinging. He takes a tumble in his follow through after coming round the wicket to Root. Not a lot of grace about that. Not sure Tom Daley would be much of a fan. A wide and two singles from the over.

  167. Post update

    Stephan Shemilt

    BBC Sport in Wellington

    "There was much kerfuffle in the TMS box at the fall of that Moeen wicket. As Geoffrey Boycott came off commentary, I asked if the ball moved. 'No, it was just out.'"

  168. Eng 36-2 (Southee 4-0-21-2)

    Joe Root in at four and Brendon McCullum is really going for it with a field of four slips. A poor shot from Root's third ball as he wafts his bat at one outside off in an attempt to cut it away. Wicket maiden for Tim Southee which is greeted by healthy applause from the home contingent.

  169. Post update

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "That was the same as Bell - the bowler get's it right up there, the batsman is a bit late. When you get these very tall bowlers the ball comes down at an angle, it's very disconcerting. He's only a medium-fast bowler but all credit to the bowler."

    Tim Southee celebrates